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Botcon 2012 Registration is live

If you plan on going to Botcon 2012, I highly suggest you make your way over to Botcon.com as soon as you can.
Registration is live and it only took a couple weeks for the sets to sell out.
Customizing classes usually fill up the first day registration goes up.

Botcon 2012 will be held April 26-29 in Dallas, Texas.
Powet.TV will have a delegation in attendance and we hope to see you all there!

Good Luck with registration!



Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Treadshot revealed

The folks from Botcon have revealed the next figure in their exclusive set for this year’s convention in Dallas. The figure is Shattered Glass Treadshot. He uses the Reveal the Shield Jazz mold with colors that appear to be from Armada Sideswipe and a stripe that resembles the one from Universe Treadshot. Confused? I am. I’m happy to see the mold get used, just surprised to see it used in this way. As a point of reference, the G1 Treadshot was a Decepticon Action Master.

 



Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Soundwave revealed

Similar, to Shattered Glass Tracks, no real surprises here. We’ve seen Shattered Glass Soundwave on numerous occasions before and he’s always portrayed with this mold. He will not come with his yellow bandana, but it will be available for purchase separately from the club. Logistically speaking regarding the toy’s production, that makes a lot of sense. Speaking from a fan’s perspective, I can guarantee that move will cause a lot of frustration. In a stranger turn of events, the Cold Slither logo appears on Soundwave’s alt mode. Cold Slither is a GI Joe reference. In the old GI Joe show, the Drednoks masqueraded as a rock band called Cold Slither.

 



Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Tracks revealed

Botcon just updated with the latest figure reveal for their upcoming exclusive convention set of figures. Shattered Glass Tracks has been revealed. As expected, he uses the Reveal the Shield Tracks mold and features the E-Hobby exclusive Road Rage paint scheme. No real surprises here, but still a nice piece to get confirmation on.

What do you think of the reveal? Let us know in the comments!

 



Botcon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Revealed

First a caveat. This figure is really Overlord. Hasbro or the club do not have the rights to call him that, though, so they have given him the name Gigatron instead. He is using the Voyager Bludgeon mold from the NEST Revenge of the Fallen line. It appears that it will look pretty good in tank mode, but it looks really strange for such a powerhouse of a character to be using a samurai styled robot mode. I think the Straxus/Skullgrin mold may have been better suited even the scale would have been too small. The new head looks pretty good to me.

 

Its also relevant to note that this is the first movie line figure to be used as a Botcon exclusive. What do you fans think? Let us know in the comments!

UPDATE: Some newer official images surfaced.

  



Botcon 2012 location and hotel announced

The location for Botcon 2012 has been announced and its going back to Texas. Next year’s Botcon will take place in Dallas from April 26 to 29th. The main hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Dallas. As quickly as we are getting this information to you, though, it sounds like Sunday is already selling out. Book your hotel quickly! We’ve got ours and we hope to see you there!



Botcon 2011: Crazy’s BotCon Haul Part 6 – Junkion Blacksmith Headmasters

There was a table in the Botcon dealer room, to which, I kept going back. They had very reasonable prices on domestic hasbro releases and some third party items that were not outrageous. One of the third party items I kept eyeing were a couple recently released headmaster figures in the likeness of Soundwave and Optimus Prime. Not only did these figures become heads for headmaster-compatible figures, but they also had an alternate mode.

Robot mode. Alternate Mode. Headmaster Mode. But wait, there is more! These figures come with a small plate that allows one to form the head of the other figure’s robot mode. Its a pretty crazy and neat concept, but does it work well?

Read on to find out!
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Botcon 2011: Crazy’s BotCon Haul Part 5 – KO Clear Cassettes

When I purchased Top Spin and Twin Twist in the dealer room on Friday, I also noted a bag filled with translucent and clear knock-offs of the Laserbeak and Rumble/Frenzy cassette molds. The bag was labeled five dollars each and contained seven different cassettes. Four Laserbeaks and three Rumbles. I took a mental note of the bag and decided if I was still thinking about it Saturday, I would go back and see if they were still there and sure enough they were. I decided to just pick up the whole bag since they were small and my purchasing has been limited so far.

Read on for more pictures and details of these interesting knock-offs.
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